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Applying your professional curiosity in 2018

Posted by John Ubsdell on September 24, 2018

Worcestershire Safeguarding.org defines ‘Professional Curiosity’ as ‘looking, listening, asking direct questions, checking out and reflecting on information whether from data, verbal communication or observational.’ In other words, it's about triangulating information from different sources to get a better understanding of it, rather than taking a single source of information and accepting it at face value.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Using the apprenticeship levy to develop your workforce

Posted by Tribal Group on September 20, 2018

Recent changes to the ESFA funding rules around apprenticeships have opened up some great opportunities for employers to grow and develop their workforce.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Promoting pupil voice to enhance trust, responsibility and pupil progression.

Posted by Chris Barsby on September 17, 2018

Holy Trinity is a CE Primary School in Rochdale. The headteacher, Mark Kenyon, has a strong educational philosophy which he has shared very effectively with children, parents, staff and governors.  His approach is very child-centred and he believes very strongly that children should be listened to so that their needs are met, and they have opportunities to excel in as many of the areas of the curriculum as possible. 

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Posted by Tribal Group on September 13, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in Apprenticeship Programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The levy is set to raise £3 billion with a view to funding three million new apprenticeships by 2020. All businesses – whether they pay the tax or not – can access the Apprenticeship Levy.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Four key capabilities to look for in a Timetabling Solution

Posted by Tribal Group on September 10, 2018

Whilst some education providers consider it a mathematical challenge that can be keyed into software to find a solution, world-class educators believe timetabling to be more of an art form that considers the ‘human element’. After all, the right timetable helps maximise your students’ chances of achieving potential across all their chosen subjects. The good news is that best-of-breed software providers have developed a way to ensure the ‘human element’ is central to the automated solution – so we no longer need manual timetabling methods.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

The formula for effective timetabling

Posted by Tribal Group on September 6, 2018

The school timetable sits at the heart of school life. Our goal, as administrators is to create a timetable that gives teachers the best chance of delivering, and students the best chance of receiving the curriculum that the school has planned by spreading classes as evenly as possible with the right lesson flow.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Apprenticeship funding band reductions. What will the impact be?

Posted by Tony Allen on September 3, 2018

August is normally a quiet time in the wider world of education and skills, but a little like the weather, things this summer have remained quite hot! One of the reasons for this is the review of funding bands for a number of the most popular apprenticeship standards.

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Student recruitment, it's a lot like dating

Posted by Lauren Hancox on August 30, 2018

We recently carried out a survey to all education providers in the UK and Asia Pacific (APAC). We asked those filling out the survey to tell us their priorities for 2018. In the UK, 80% of all sectors said student recruitment and retention were their main priorities. In APAC, around 65% said the same.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

The role of digital disruption in higher education

Posted by Tribal Group on August 27, 2018

Digital transformation is taking place across all industries, and it is changing business models. Having remained free of large-scale change for more than a century, Australian universities are experiencing digital disruption that would transform the sector and signal a change to the traditional university model.

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Topics: Higher Education

Can you answer yes to these three important reporting and marking questions?

Posted by Tribal Group on August 23, 2018

In today’s world, technology enables us to do wonderful things. Laptops, mobiles and tablets all silently talk and connect to one another making daily tasks simple and productive. A school’s student management system should be no different when it comes to writing reports. With so many solution options to choose from, what does good reporting and marking software look like – and what other school management software does it need to integrate with to maximise time-saving?

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Topics: Schools & Early Years